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Amoreuxia palmatifida (Mexican yellowshow)
Engard, Rodney G.

Amoreuxia palmatifida

Amoreuxia palmatifida Moc. & Sessé ex DC.

Mexican Yellowshow

Bixaceae (Lipstick-tree Family)


USDA Symbol: AMPA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Yellow with reddish centers.



From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amoreuxia palmatifida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amoreuxia palmatifida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amoreuxia palmatifida


Record Modified: 2023-04-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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